Basically, this is a summer dress.
Now in my defence, it’s another remade item, so I haven’t actually gone out of my way to make a summer dress in the middle of winter.
That didn’t stop me feeling like a complete fool when posing in the park. When looking over the photos, I was intrigued to see that my skin was taking on the same shade of blue in the dress!
However, having already altered one part of this reversible dress, I couldn’t very well leave the other half floundering until it was seasonally appropriate. ‘Clothing cruelty’ one might say. So I went for the alterations anyway.
I kept the skirt mostly as it was and remade the bodice using the existing top and a section of the skirt pieces. I had to be rather creative and re-sew a new seam so that it all matched up symmetrically.
The lack of fabric means that my waistline seam is actually rather curved, and it could do with being taken in a bit more, but with a wide belt I think it looks rather nice, and will definitely be a good holiday dress.
Oh and in case you hadn’t noticed, the neckline gapes a bit. Ive taped it down for these pictures (ouch), but I’m hoping some serious steaming will help fix the issue!
Apologies – I also didn’t realise how much it needed ironing!